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Crooks Tour San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 94127
+1 415-713-3077
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Fluffy and lacking depth

If it wasn't for the great weather, this tour would have been a total wash. This tour was my idea... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2012
Palo Alto, California, United States
A fun, interesting, and different side of SF history.

This is a great "tour" if you are looking for something outdoors that is entertaining and also... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2012
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Learn the real stories behind the headlines in our Barbary Coast and Chinatown tours. We'll take you from tales of Chinatown's sinister past. From sex slavery in Bartlett Alley through Tong wars on Waverly Street. From the hidden gambling dens through the opium dens, to the most famous crimes in Chinatown history. On our Barbary Coast tour you'll discover why the Barbary Coast was known as the wickedest place in the west. See where Shanghai Kelly kidnapped unwary sailors; and find out about San Francisco's most dangerous saloons, infamous brothels and the legendary Bella Union Theatre. In these unique night time tours, the notorious sites and sounds and stories come alive as authentic images and videos are projected onto historic buildings in Chinatown alleys and Barbary Coast streets.
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27 May 2012
“Fluffy and lacking depth”
26 Feb 2012
“A fun, interesting, and different side of SF history.”
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San Francisco, CA 94127
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

If it wasn't for the great weather, this tour would have been a total wash. This tour was my idea and I dragged along my brother, fiance and mom from Australia. We all felt that, although Michelle clearly meant well, it was a significant waste...More

1  Thank Raynettejb
Reviewed 27 February 2012

This is a great "tour" if you are looking for something outdoors that is entertaining and also historical. The tour guide (Michelle in my case) was great, and the history of various scandals was interesting. Imagining old SF while surrounded by the current version may...More

1  Thank ACK_Souza
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Michelle was a wonderful guide and my husband and I enjoyed the tour. There were only a dozen or so people on the tour which made it nice. Very entertaining for all ages.

Thank nwitteman
Reviewed 28 October 2011

I went on this tour yesterday, WOW is all I can say... it was fun ! I had heard that the tour had been revamped and added to. There is good walking to different relevant areas and the group was like 8 people. It was...More

1  Thank Riclf
Reviewed 27 October 2011

Michelle does a great job of engaging her participants with all the fun stories about San Francisco. The walk around the Ferry Building and Embarcadero is the right length, and there are places to sit at some of the stops. I enjoyed the history and...More

1  Thank Katy L
Reviewed 12 June 2011

The organizers of this tour recently ran a special on Groupon and made no attempt to limit the number of people who showed up for a walk dispite the fact you need to make a reservation. There were at least 50 people who showed up...More

Thank expat326
Reviewed 1 November 2009

Anyone visiting San Francisco would have fun on Crooks Tour, even jaded San Franciscans who've seen it all. Besides the amazement of hearing 'here's what happened right here, on this very spot", the mix of crime and history, city art and knock-out Bay views offers...More

1  Thank gypsywoman54
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